Maryborough’s Kate Law tees off on her way to winning the girls title in the annual Hervey Bay Golf Junior Open.
Maryborough’s Kate Law tees off on her way to winning the girls title in the annual Hervey Bay Golf Junior Open. Alistair Brightman

Kate and Jacob win junior golf

KATE Law warmed up for her shot at helping Queensland win some golf glory in the best possible way.

The 12-year-old Tinana State School student won the girls title in the annual Hervey Bay Golf Junior Open.

Law, a member of the Queensland Primary School under-12 team that will contest the Australian School Sport National Golf Championships in Melbourne next week, carded a round of 81 to win the title by four shots.

Golfers aged up to 18 contested the tournament.

The win continues a red-hot season of on-course success for Law, who plays off a handicap of 12.

Already this year, Law, the daughter of Kevin, the resident professional at the Maryborough Golf Club, has played her way to winning two Wide Bay titles.

Kevin Law, who was his daughter’s caddy for the event, said Kate’s score could have been a lot better as well.

“She got from tee to green really well but her putting let her down – she had a couple of three putts and that hurt,” Law said.

“Had she been on her putting I reckon her score would have been at least five shots better.”

But Kate wasn’t the only champion crowned on the day.

Hervey Bay member Jacob Cullen won the boy’s title in style after shooting a three-over par 73 to win by one shot.

Other locals to finish on top of the leaderboard were Ryan Duke (Division II boys), Cal Burrows (Club boys 18 holes nett), Cody Redman-Dickie (Club boys nine holes) and Mikeely Waldock (Club girls nine holes nett).

A record field of 97 players hit the fairways for the tournament.



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